One of my favorite marinades from this past summer was EVOO + balsamic vinegar + crushed garlic.
To spice it up I'd occasionally add red pepper flakes.
"And for crying out loud. Don't go into the pain cave. I can't stress this enough. Your Totem Animal won't be in there to help you. You'll be on your own. The Pain Cave is for cowards.
Pain is your companion, don't go hide from it."